NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – In a filing with US Securities and Exchange Commission today, CareDx said it has entered into an agreement with investment bank Jefferies to sell up to $50 million in shares of its common stock from time to time.

Jefferies, which is acting as CareDx's agent and underwriter in the sale, will be entitled to compensation at a commission rate of up to 3 percent of the gross sales price of the shares sold under the agreement.

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